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The Testimony of the Spade by Thomas Geoffrey Bibby (1917-2001) - First - 1956 - from The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB (SKU: BOOKS000143)

The Testimony of the Spade

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The Testimony of the Spade

by Thomas Geoffrey Bibby (1917-2001)

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
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About This Item

xviii+414+x with maps, figures, plates, illustrations, tables and index. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6 1/2") bound in original publisher's quarter red cloth with gilt lettering to spine over blue boards with a blind-stamped pictorial to cover in original jacket. First edition. This work was planned and written explicitly as a companion volume to Gods, Graves and Scholars, which dealt mostly with the Mediterranean world. It is the first popular book to trace consecutively the movements and the flowering culture of our early ancestors from the Alps north to Scandinavia, and from Russia to Ireland - from the cave-dwellers of France to the "barbarian" tribes described by Caesar and Tacitus and the Norse sagas. Condition: Jacket chipped slightly at corners and head of spine, small tears at hinges, price clipped else a very good copy in a very good jacket.

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Bookseller
The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
BOOKS000143
Title
The Testimony of the Spade
Author
Thomas Geoffrey Bibby (1917-2001)
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Alfred A Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1956
Keywords
PREHISTORY EUROPE
Bookseller catalogs
Archaeology;
Size
Royal octavo

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jacket
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octavo
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Cloth
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First Edition
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spine
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gilt
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